PDP is enormously proud of the way in which we deliver our training products. In the last 15 years, we have provided courses for more than 20,000 delegates. We know from the feedback we receive that our methods are engaging and well received.
We actively encourage delegates to participate in their learning, by varying our methods of delivery, from group discussions, small focus groups to pairs and trios, as well as individual work. We ensure our training is relevant to the workplace, by utilising business simulations, video clips and practical tasks.
Our bite size courses offer an insight into a range of topics. Our day courses allow colleagues to explore new concepts in a safe but challenging way, and take this learning back into the workplace and apply it. Our longer training events encourage a deeper analysis of topics, and enable delegates to blend this knowledge with their current and developing skill base.
Many of our clients work in expanding successful businesses. They know that this growth is driven by recruiting and promoting the best people. In partnership with your business, we will explore the best fit for you.
A ‘typical’ assessment centre process is that we agree the outcomes needed with you, the level of resourcing and the time required to run the centre. We will use your behavioural competency framework as the basis of the assessment.
Our clients select whether they want in house assessors, our experienced assessors or a blend of both. Where in house assessors are used, we will deliver a one day training programme to ensure consistency across all of the team, raising skills and awareness to ensure safe reliable selection.
The assessment centres themselves, are usually focused on a carousel of activities, with individuals being assessed by several in house observers and/or our team. Members of PDP will facilitate the event, to ensure fair play and safe selection.
The candidates will be graded numerically according to their performance, from a rich body of evidence provided by the assessors to ensure an objective outcome and quantifiable results. As part of the training process we will equip assessors with skills to deliver feedback to all the candidates in a uniform, professional and personal manner.
We offer 1:1 coaching in areas of work related coaching and individual development.
Coaching is a tool used in business to aid the development of senior managers and leaders, but is not effectively offered to those elsewhere in the business. This is a service which allows us, as an external voice, to support the client in exploring the range of options open to them and subsequently supporting the development of new skills.
Work based coaching includes negotiating career changes, gaining confidence and skills to return to work after a period of time out, stress management, building work based relationships and networks.
Individual development coaching overlaps with the above, but no one knows the real you! You are a complex person and have the ability to share the parts you want others to see in a given situation …… or do you?
Are you skillful at reading interactions? Can you present yourself in the best light at the beginning of a new relationship? Or is there a default factory setting, in which you always respond in the same way? This means you can’t hide your shyness, lack of conversation and nervousness.
Let’s meet for a coffee and discuss how personal coaching could help you.
We must stress this is coaching and NOT counselling. The length and number of sessions are determined between the client and the coach. Coaching can take place in an agreed venue, or via the telephone or skype.